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Archive: February 2017

Old Garage Door Keypads Pose a Security Risk

02/25/2017

A garage door keypad can be a great way to conveniently open your door from the outside. And while they’re supposed to be secure, this isn’t always the case. Particularly with older models. Older keypads may have universal open codes that can be found online.

Keep Your Garage Door Closed When Not in Use

01/25/2017

While driving to our repair destinations, we tend to see a lot of garages left wide open, with no one in sight. Hey, we get it. It’s nice outside and sometimes it’s just easier to leave the door open. However, we urge both home and

5 Ways to Prevent Garage Break-ins While Away from Home

01/15/2017

When out on vacation, the last thing a person wants to worry about is the security of their home. With just a few minutes of your time, you can reduce the likelihood of a break-in by securing one of the most common weak points of

How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last with Daily Use?

The answer depends on two factors: the type of springs you use and often you operate your door. For example, torsion garage springs are usually rated for 15,000 or more cycles whereas extension could be as low as 7,500. A single cycle counts as both opening and closing your garage door. If you operate your garage door 4 times a day, a 15,000-cycle spring will last on average 10 years. Keep in mind that this number isn’t exact. Your springs may last longer or shorter if you don’t take care of them.

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